Orleans could get 6 to 12 inches of snow by Thanksgiving

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 November 2013 at 12:00 am

It’s going to be a white Thanksgiving. The National Weather Service is forecasting 2 to 4 inches of snow each of the next three days. There could be 6 to 12 inches of snow in a storm that is expected to come through later this afternoon.

The Weather Service has issued a winter storm warming effective from 4 p.m. today until 1 a.m. on Thursday. That includes the counties of Orleans, Genesee and Monroe.

There will be heavy and blowing snow with winds at 15 to 25 miles per hour and gusts up to 40 mph.

‘Heavy snow will result in very difficult Thanksgiving travel with snow covered and slippery roads,” the Weather Service said in its advisory. “The heavy wet nature of the snow may result in isolated power outages.”